Voluntary Norfolk is working on the Better Together project to help tackle the physical and mental health impacts of loneliness and social isolation. The project covers Norwich, Great Yarmouth, South Norfolk and Broadland.
At the heart of the loneliness help service is a free Helpline where clients can get one-to-one support and professionals can make a referral. Better Together also has a team of Life Connectors who visit clients and help them overcome the practical and emotional challenges of loneliness that prevent them joining in and connecting with others.
Visit the Better Together website for full details about the service, including online referral forms, a map of where we operate, staff contact details and useful resources around loneliness and social isolation.
If you would like help with loneliness and social isolation and to get more involved and active in your community, call our helpline 0300 303 3920
- Harleston Information Plus Harleston Information Plus has a voluntary management board made up of local people and with the help of around 40 volunteers provides services and support to over 6500 people each year.
- The Shoebox Community Hub The Shoebox Community Hub is an active user network and has firmly established itself as an inspirational hub for local kindness. They are a community hub offering volunteer opportunities, community support group facilities, and events – with a focus on tackling loneliness and isolation.
The Better Together service is funded by Norfolk County Council.